Dargaville & Districts News

Dargaville & Districts News

The Dargaville & Districts News was founded in 1992 and has since become a well respected community newspaper serving readers in the Kaipara and surrounding districts. 

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The Dargaville & Districts News was founded in 1992 and has since become a well respected community newspaper serving readers in the Kaipara and surrounding districts.  Original owner, Peter Martin, published and distributed the paper until it was sold to Independent Newspapers Ltd (INL) in 2000.  It came under the management of Independent Community Newspapers Ltd (ICN), based in Pukekohe, which already managed two other Northland newspapers - Northern News and The Bay Chronicle.

INL was sold to Fairfax Media in July 2003 and since July 2004 the Dargaville & Districts News has been managed by Suburban Newspapers Ltd.

Dargaville is the principal centre of what is a predominantly rural area. It is also the world's centre for kumara growing.

The Circulation area includes all of the Kaipara district including Dargaville, Te Kopuru, Ruawai, Paparoa, Maungaturoto to Mangawhai and all rural areas.  To the north as far as Waipoua, south to Pouto and to Tangiteroria and Mangawhai in the east.

Newspaper Display Advertising

Display advertising is located throughout the publication and utilises size, colour, illustration and typography to attract the reader's attention. Display advertising is primarily found in the editorial sections but can also be placed within classified sections if deemed appropriate and relevant.

You can request a preferred position within the newspaper for a fee or choose "run of paper" whereby the advertisement is placed in any position in the paper at our discretion. Opting for run of paper generally results in a reduced charge to an advertiser.

Classified Advertising

Classifieds are advertising only pages across a number of different categories e.g for sale, trade services or situations vacant.

Premium Positions

Advertisers are able to purchase front page solus positions, back pages, premium pages and specific positions, subject to availability.

Standard Sizes

Run of Paper display ads range from 8cm high x 7.5cm wide to a full page at 38cm high x 27cm wide.

Classified - Run-ons minimum of 3 lines to boxed ads with discounts available for regular volume advertising. 

Run of Paper (ROP)

The Dargaville News publishes ROP on Wednesdays.

Sections are Local News and regular features on Health, Beauty, Business, Lifestyle, Sport, Education.

Features available are:

Local Rural - monthly

Regional Spotlights - monthly

Focus on Education - quarterly

The Health Report - quarterly

Christmas feature - yearly

Advertorials are available for every 8 ads placed in a feature.

Reader advertisements are also accepted, they must contain the following:

  • - reader advertisements must be entirely contained within a ruled border
  • - the text may be set in ordinary news type
  • - the word ADVERTISEMENT must be set in 14pt capitals and in bold, and must be placed inside the border at the top left-hand corner of the advertisement or centred at the top.


The Dargaville & Districts News is available online at:




Extermal wraps are available around the outside of the Dargaville & Districts News.


Catalogues and flyers are distributed in the Dargaville News and delivered to letterboxes where junk mail and circulars are not permitted.  

Contact:  Daniel Cho phone +64 9 925 9619, email inserts@snl.co.nz

Ad-tachments are also available on request. 

How to calculate a rate

The Dargaville & Districts News has a number of varying rate levels depending on volume and position in the paper. 

Solus or special loading positions are available for an added percentage rate

The total amount is exclusive of gst

Multi-Paper bookings apply to the four northern papers, The Whangarei Leader, Northern News, The Bay Chronicle and the Dargaville and District News.  This applies for insertions of the same material in the same week.

Retail Ratecard 2011

Agency Ratecard 2012

Classified non display bookings can be placed through a Classified Sales Consultant, by phoning 0800 022 812 or emailing north.class@snl.co.nz


Booking deadlines for display advertising are:

Wednesday the week prior to publication at 3pm

Camera ready material deadlines for display advertisements are:

Monday 9am

Classified booking and material deadlines are:

Monday prior 11.30am

Note:  Statutory holidays will affect all deadlines


Camera ready ads high resolution pdf

Images - jpeg

Logos - tif or eps

Suburban Newspapers Pre-Press specifications

How to book

Bookings can be made through the Dargaville & Districts News, Suburban Newspapers & the New Zealand Community Network in Auckland.

All bookings are booked to a monthly account or prepaid by Credit Card or Direct Debit. 

National Credit Application form


Sales Manager Dargaville & Districts News:   Mike Taylor

116a Victoria Street

Dargaville 0310

Ph:  +64 9 439 0607

Email:  mike.taylor@fairfaxmedia.co.nz



Free Ph: 0800 022 812

Free Fax: 0800 022 815

Email: north.class@snl.co.nz



Contact Daniel Cho

Ph:   +64 9 925 9619

Email:  inserts@snl.co.nz


Northern Regional Manager:  Lynne Popham

Bay Chronicle

93 Kerikeri Road

Kerikeri 0230

DDI:  +64 9 407 0361

Email:  lynne.popham@fairfaxmedia.co.nz


New Zealand Community Network Manager:  Michele Chapman

DDI:  +64 9 925 9962

Email:  Michele.Chapman@fairfaxmedia.co.nz

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